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ABC
Mar 1, 2012 5:30pm EST
good news for mitt romney. he seems to be gaining some momentum nationally. we have more about that poll. el low -- hello, emily. >> reporter: mitt romney up eight points. rick santorum down 106789 the only place there's no change is newt gingrich. he hasn't moved anywhere over the past week. it's been awhile since he picked up a primary win and his time may be running out. >> thank you to everyone in south carolina who decided to be with us. >> reporter: january 21st, newt gingrich stormed past mitt romney. >>> the primary really matters. >> 10 states head to the polls including georgia. he's hoping a victory there can turn things around. >> governor romney can raise more money. he can go to wall street. >> reporter: gingrich's biggest challenge may not come from the front-runner. >> you know what? we're doing all right. >> reporter: rick santorum is having more success than newt gingrich. he fought romney to the end. >> i'm a conservativetive. >> reporter: gingrich has his work cut out for him. come super tuesday, it's all or nothing. >> thank you. >> reporter: right here is why w
ABC
Mar 5, 2012 5:30pm EST
gearing up for super tuesday. why things are looking to you for mitt romney tonight. >>> everybody knows the economy is still recovering, but your pet wouldn't know it. >> reporter: whether you have a dog, tank of fish or a snake, the cost of caring for it keeps going up. americans spent a record amount in 2011 and are expected to spend more this year. americans dropped more than $50 billion on their pets in 2011, an all team high hams spending rose 5% from the previous year. the biggest cost is food. that accounts for half of all spending on animals. vet bills are the second most costly and over-the-counter medicine and other supplies are the third biggest expense. it also includes buying the animals. while that's a one time charge this con be significant. a lot of new products are fueling the global as investors start new business else. also, pets are one of the last things people will give up when forced to make a cut back. reporting from new york. >>> you already know this, ago mapping climbed now for the 27 pght day in a row -- 27th day in a row. aa amount of said the national
ABC
Mar 30, 2012 5:30pm EDT
income taxes. they are not on the irs's radar. mitt romney picks up another key endorsement in the dnc rightful love song. i'm torey dun nan with a breakdown on the tuesday show down in wisconsin. girl: i want to tell you about my friend. his name is ben. ben learned about a homeless boy who had an infected tooth, and the boy died. that made ben really sad. he wrote a law so every kid can see a dentist. we have special dental van that goes from school to school. he even helps make sure we learn how to brush our teeth. he's my friend, ben. i hope he's your friend, too. i'm ben cardin, and i approved this message. chtion rescue of firefighters is caught on tape in dear born, michigan, crews were on the building when the roof began to collapse. one firefighter jumps to safety and the other two are pulled over the small wall you see there. the crews were on the roof trying to ventilate the building, no injuries were reported. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. >>> we are going to stay in texas to san antonio w a motorcycle near miss you have to see to believe. watch the ri
ABC
Mar 28, 2012 5:30pm EDT
mitt romney. but this might get worse for newt gingrich. the new poll just came out it. shows 60% of republicans feel it's time for newt gingrich to bow out of the race. despite all of this, he says he's staying in. >> let's go to november. it's suggesting the president is in pretty good shape what can you tell us about this? >> they probably looked at the numbers and thought too bad the election isn't today. you have obama versus romney. obama wins. obama versus santorum similar story but a bigger margin of victory. his job approval number in january 47% and now we see a number at 51%. >> great work. thank you. >>> a spokeswoman for mitt romney's campaign said he will be getting a big endorsement from george h. w. bush. it will take place at an event in houston. former governor jeb bush endorsed him. >>> coming up all new for you tonight at 6:00, portions of the patapsco river all shut down and harvesting shellfish in the bay have been shut down because of a sewage spill. >>> if you're planning to spruce up your home it probably includes paint. we have tips on what colors to pick ou
ABC
Mar 29, 2012 5:30pm EDT
romney is hoping support from a former president will push him a little bit closer to that republican nomination. tory dunnan joins us from washington. how will this impact the gop race? >> reporter: it seems like the republican establishment has started lining up behind mitt romney. the question is how much do this endorsements really matter? >> i am honored. >> reporter: mitt romney has the edge this campaign season when this comes to endorsements. even his chief rival admits it. >> every endorsement it seems is going for mitt romney. >> reporter: he added two more which already included former florida governor jeb bush and and governor christi. so far this year, endorsements haven't moved the dial. >> i'm endorsing mitt romney. >> reporter: governors from south carolina, mississippi and tennessee, all backed romney before their state's primaries. he lost each contest. if you don't have them, bash them. rick santorum is taking the antiendorsement route. >> romney's got all the mon nirks the endorsement -- money, the endorsements. none of that matters. >> reporter: think longhand har
ABC
Mar 22, 2012 5:30pm EDT
. >>> romney trying to erase an embarrassing comment from his top aide. how a retro toy is taking center stage. it's oysternomics 101. you start with a u.s. senator named ben. by helping restore thousands of acres of oyster beds, he kept hundreds of oystermen on the job... which keeps wholesalers in business... and that means more delivery companies... making deliveries to more restaurants... which hire more workers. and that means more oystermen. it's like he's out here with us. he's my friend, ben. i hope he's your friend, too. i'm ben cardin, and i approved this message. . >>> a helicopter pilot makes a crash landing in afghanistan and the whole thing caught on video. talk a look at that. it shows the pilot appearing to loose control before hitting the ground. no inbut that crash is still under investigation. >>> and dozens of college students from western kentucky are rubbing their blisters after the men who walk aid mile in heels for charity. they walk add round the campus to raise awareness about seek sexual abuse and violence. >>> the movie premires tonight but people at the new york sp
ABC
Mar 20, 2012 5:30pm EDT
for the white house shifts to illinois as front-runner mitt romney looks to take one step closer to locking up the delegates to clinch the gop nomination. tory dunnan has more. what's the atmosphere like tonight? >> reporter: they're getting everything set up at romney headquarters. there's a lot of mitt romney to do well to help solidify his role. if you take a look at the latest pole -- pocialtion romney has a double digit lead. the former massachusetts governor has drop upwards of $3 million on the state. they're outspending santorum seven to one. yet, santorum is still appearing to be confident and issues this prediction. >> i predict if we're able to do what most people think are impossible, which is to carry the state of illinois they'll stop talking about delegates and start talking about how to stop rick santorum from being the nominee. >> reporter: let's talk about the delegate count. you have romney leading with 521 delegates. santorum 237. this isn't all about the math. when you talk about mitt romney there tends to be this enthusiasm gap. it could help us with the much n
ABC
Mar 26, 2012 5:30pm EDT
said people should be no. >>> rick santorum's latest attack on the front-runner mitt romney and on the media. >>> now to the latest developments on the supreme court's arguments on the healthcare debate. they won't let an ob secure tax law keep them from delivering an opinion. the justices focused on the issue of whether the challenge to the law should be thrown out as premature. their questioning indicated they're not likely to use that issuals the way out of an opinion this year. >>> dick cheney is recovering tonight after having a heart transplant. he has a history of hearts problems. now it's spark a debate on how old is too old to get a new heart. according to doctors, the next 24 hours will be critical. at his age cheney is in the older age. >> it used to be that age 55 was the cutoff, anything above that wouldn't get transplanted. now they look at the person as a whole, no kidney disease no strokes. >> cheney had his first heart attack when he was just 35. last september he got a pump. he was on the recipient waiting list for over 20 months. >>> all right. weather wise, bright a
ABC
Mar 23, 2012 5:30pm EDT
vigorously in the state doing anything they can to slow down mitt romney. after romney's win in illinois, many people started saying it's time for the other two candidates to drop out of the race. this is what they're pointing to the delegate map. you need 1,244 delegate -- 1,144. mitt romney is leading. rick santorum is still scam paining there today and he's trying to convince those last-minute voters. >> if you want a clear contest between different visions of americans, you have to nominate someone who price that clear conscience. that's why we're asking for your support. >> reporter: going into the race there's a new poll that shows santorum with a double digit lead over newt gingrich and mitt romney. it gives his campaign that validation to keep moving on but a loss could have the opposite effect. >>> today is the two-year anniversary of president obama signing his healthcare bill into law. how will the candidates mark this occasion? >> reporter: you can probably gessments healthcare has made a major role in the election, especially today. you have the republicans, obviouslily, att
ABC
Mar 21, 2012 5:30pm EDT
2012 news, mitt romney has a lead. is that causing anyone to back down. the former governor just left the baltimore area talking about jobs, afghanistan. he's shifting his attention toward president obama. is this a turning point for romney? >> reporter: you know what, for mitt romney last night was a big one. he's really stack up those delegates. last night he had a 12% lead over rick santorum. on top of that win he gets a big endorsement from former florida governor jeb bush. >> so many great friends in this room and across illinois, what a night. thank you, illinois. what a night, wow! >> reporter: mitt romney picked up 41 delegates. santorum ended the night with 249, only adding 10 delegates, half of what he hoped to gain. delivering his message from pennsylvania, santorum made it clear he's not planning to drop out. >> we wanted to come to pennsylvania to launch our campaign. we have five weeks to a big win. >> reporter: earlier today a romney adviser said if the other candidates were to drop out of the race, it would mean a shake-up in their campaign strategy, much like an etch-
ABC
Mar 19, 2012 5:30pm EDT
monday. kelly? >> thanks a lot. now to democracy 2012. mitt romney had a pretty good weekend but could his luck hold out as candidates campaign ahead of the primary. sandra, so what is the latest? >> reporter: it was another win for mitt romney over the weekend. he won more than 80% of the vote in puerto rico taking all of the 20 delegates in that territory. now mitt romney and rick santorum are duking it out trying to get their message out to voters. >> this could be an amazing time in american history and right here in illinois. you can usher that. you can surprise the pundits. >> this is not about me. this is about the feeding president obama and his agenda and turn returning -- returning america to free enterprise. >> reporter: romney touted his business background. >> i'm someone experienced in the economy. i'm not man economic lightweight. president obama s we'rement going to be successful in replacing an economic lightweight with another economic lightweight. >> reporter: while santorum took to the radio airwaves to tell voters that he is the better man for the job. >> i believe
ABC
Mar 12, 2012 5:30pm EDT
schmidt joins us with the latest. emily, what can we expect? >> reporter: today is mitt romney's birthday. he turns 65. so he celebrated by going to alabama. he said thinks to -- thanks to the present that he hopes to open up tomorrow. voters in alabama, mississippi, hawaii and american samoa get a chance to vote tomorrow. >> very competitive state. >> people of alabama think washington is a mess and america is in trouble and they need somebody to lead. >> despite calling the southern contest an away gairnlings mitt romney is basically tied with g-- gingrich. in alabama gingrich is ahead by three points. rick santorum is trailing both romney and gingrich in both of the southern states by nearly 10 percentage points. the stakes are so high that those three candidates are all on the ground in mississippi or alabama today. only ron paul, kelly, has decided to forego campaigning in those states ?a so mitt romney is not from the south. >> reporter: he has been looking hard to understand the south. he's talking about trying catfish, about loving those cheesy grits. you may have notice
ABC
Mar 8, 2012 5:30pm EST
you. >> now to democracy news, romney is the one many expect to be the nominee but he still has a tough road ahead. >> reporter: that is right. the next few contests he will face pose a number of challenges, especially courting, conventions the conservative vote. >> i was a severely conservative republican governor. >> reporter: for him and the conversative base its been a dance. he built his lead mostly from victories in moderate states. >> the difference is we elect conservative republican. >> reporter: it was santorum who got other states consumer tuesday showing his conservative muscle. >> romney will spend millions telling you how i'm not conservative. this governor of massachusetts who signed in romney ware is. >> reporter: the romney campaign is pushing the idea that the delegate map works in his favor. he currently leads with 429. >> the president wants to raise your taxes, i will cut them. >> reporter: the upcoming primary calendar isn't very romney friendly. contests in kansas, alabama, mississippi, paint a rough road. >> great support from some of the most conservative.
ABC
Mar 7, 2012 5:30pm EST
are the game plans for the candidates? it depends upon who you're asking. mitt romney points to the scoreboard to show he was yesterday's big winner. he definitely has a point, six viblght rise, including a nail biter in ohio and a widening lead over gop rivals. >> tonight we're counting up delegates for the convention it looks good and we're counting down the days to november. >> reporter: romney still faces roadblocks ahead. he has yet to win over the conservative vote. there's a fierce challenger nipping at his heels. rick santorum showed he's a viable forks pick up wins in north dakota, oklahoma, tennessee and a very close second in ohio. >> we'll get at least a couple of gold medals and a whole lot of silver medals. >> reporter: but his biggest challenge may come from-- from within. this has left him scrambling to get on the ballots in different states. >> this is amazing. >> reporter: then there's newt gingrich. the former house speaker picked up a much needed win in his home state of georgia, but nothing else. his bets are placed on victories in some of the southern states bu
ABC
Mar 6, 2012 5:30pm EST
super tuesday. let's start with mitt romney because expectations are the highest for him. he hopes to be the inevitable nominee. he wants big victories to help him seal the deal. then there's rick santorum. he's trying to stay in the top tier of candidates. you have to remember, when you talk about rick santorum, he's lost the past five contests to mitt romney. then newt gingrich hasn't had a big victory since that big south carolina win. he is expected to do well in his home state of georgia but the question remains, can he win in any other state. finally, there's ron paul with a passion nal following but it hasn't been enough for him. he needs something positive to happen. one thing is certain. the candidates are realizing mitt romney is the front-runner and they're not holding back anymore. take a listen. >> a flip-flopper who has been on all sides, supported tarp bailouts and provided the blueprint for obamacare. >> he would be the weakest candidate on the most important issue of the day. >> he can't close the deal. he can't close the deal in part because people inherently don't t
ABC
Mar 27, 2012 5:30pm EDT
troubling. >> reporter: that's mitt romney's response to a question about an open mike moment between president and russian president deme trif med yes. in going after the president's gaffe romney may have created one of his own. >> this is to russia. this is without question our number one geopolitical foe. they fight every cause for the world's worst actors. >> reporter: the frm massachusetts governor tried to clarify. >> the nation that lines up with the world's worst actors. of course the worse is the nuclear iran. >> reporter: it was clear russia was listening. >> the first advice is to list on it reason. reason never harmed a presidential candidate. my other advice is to check their clocks from time to time. this is twef -- 2012, not the mid-1970s. >> reporter: it said that russia would prefer to deal with president obama. >> newt gingrich was in annapolis today and the word on the street is he's coming up with a creative approach to raise some money. tell us about that. >> reporter: this is creative. it's brought up a lot of questions. you have newt gingrich's campaign saying y
ABC
Mar 2, 2012 5:30pm EST
with the campaign ad blasting three opponents. rick santorum yesterday, mitt romney had a meet and greet there this morning. >> a bunch of states that are going make their minds up in the next couple of days. you guys are first. your voice is going to be heard. >> reporter: while everyone is talking about super tuesday, mitt romney would love to make it three wins this week. that would be pretty super for him. >> thanks a lot. >>> tonight we are learning about security lapse at nasa since 2010, reports of a space agency shows 48 electronic devices lost or stolen over a 2- year period includes a laptop with uncrypted codes for controlling the space station. nasa reporting 5400 computer related security lapses in the same time period. >>> coming up all brand new at 6:00, 24 straight days, 24 straight increases in gas prices is making the gas sales tax proposal harder to swallow for lawmakers. what they are looking at cutting in place of raising the tax. >>> problems at the steel mill, what is shutdown that will end up costing more people their jobs there. those stories and more comin
ABC
Mar 9, 2012 5:30pm EST
scheduled. he will raise at least $2.8 million tonight, a lot of money but he's up against mitt romney whose campaign razeed $11.5 million in february. what this tells you, both parties are expecting a long expensive race. >> all right thank you so much for that report. >>> and the much anticipated hbo movie "game change" based on sarah palin's role in john mccain's failed presidency had its dpk pre-- d.c. premier. critics claim it only focused on two chapters. >> hello, i'm roosevelt leftwich. coming up all brand-new at 6 new details as second dog shows signs of being in a dogfight. police hope a nice reward will get people to speak up. and what the mild winter here means for your wallet. john matarese takes a look at the extra money we should have in our pockets. now a preview of what's coming up at 6:30. >>> she hecheed -- helped shape women around the world but she had tough times. what was the secret word that turned her into a billionaire, our person of the week. >>> stocks are ending the week higher. the dow jones industrial average rose 14 points to close at 19,922. the s&p 500
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